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Local Vet to Join Childrens Countryside Day Committee
11th January 2016
Local Vet to Join Children’s Countryside Day Committee
It has just been announced that Pam Brown, a vet from Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in Wooler, has been made a member of the Glendale Agricultural Society’s (GAS) Children’s Countryside Day Committee.
Pam has been involved in the Children’s Countryside Day now for eight years, helping out at the event as a steward. Over the years she has enjoyed being involved in helping children from all over Northumberland and North Tyneside, who are not necessarily from the countryside, learn about where their food comes from, as she explains:
“When I first started helping at the show it was a real eye opener to see how little children know about where their food comes from. It is great to see them progress over the course of the day, to really understand farming and the important role agriculture plays in food production.”
Pam has worked for Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in Wooler as a mixed vet for the past ten years, she is also married to local Glendale farmer Robert Brown, so she is well placed within the community to advise on agricultural matters.
Commenting on her new position Pam says: “I am delighted to have been nominated onto the Children’s Countryside Day Committee. It is such an honour, and I am particularly proud to be helping to educate young people on rural matters.”
Last year the event, which is always held at the GAS traditional Glendale Show site just south of Wooler, was attended by 38 schools from across Northumberland and North Tyneside. Through the 65 exhibitors and over 150 volunteers giving up their time to exhibit and support, all of the children were given a tremendous insight into farming and country life.
Andrew Reed, Chair of the Children’s Countryside Day, commenting said: “We are always on the look out to further complement our committee with local people with knowledge on the agricultural sector. Pam was the natural candidate to take up the position having been a long standing helper of the day, and heavily involved in the local farming community both on a professional and personal level.”
For further information about Glendale Agricultural Society and the Children’s Countryside Day can be found on www.glendaleshow.com.